Perl is a widespread language, which is used to set up various web apps and CGI scripts. A lot of programmers believe that it is among the most effective programming languages out there since it supports the use of modules - tiny parts of code with pre-defined subroutines that are used to perform a particular task. The modules can save you time and effort and they can contribute to the rapid speed of your sites since you can add just one line of code to call a certain module instead of using all of the code for the process within your script. Perl is a multi-purpose language generally used for scripts, but it's been used to create lots of popular pieces of web software too, for instance cPanel, BugZilla and Movable Type. It is also used on high-traffic sites like IMDB, Craigslist, Ticketmaster and many others.

Perl Scripting in Shared Website Hosting

You can use CGI scripts and apps created in Perl with any of our shared website hosting because we have a rich library more than 3000 modules on our tailor-made cloud website hosting platform in order to make sure that all of the dependencies for a custom or a pre-made script will be there any time you need them. You can run a .pl file in two separate ways - either manually through your website, or automatically through a cron job which will run a specific file on regular intervals. In case the package which you have selected does not come with cron jobs included, you're able to include as many as you need from the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. In addition, you have to ensure that the script file has the proper executable permissions. With our shared packages, you're able to create a site with as many functions and features as you would like.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you wish to include CGI scripts on your websites or another Perl-based software for that matter, you won't experience any problems if you use a semi-dedicated server account from our company. Thousands of Perl modules are set up on our servers and you're able to call them by adding the path which you will find in your Control Panel into the script that you've chosen. If you download some application from a third-party site, for instance, you can rest assured that you will be able to work with it regardless of the modules it requires to function. Provided that your .pl files include the right UNIX permissions to be executable, you will be able to select whether a certain script will be run manually by a guest doing something on your website, or automatically by setting up a cron job inside your account. Using the latter option, your script can be executed every minute, hour or day according to your preference.